Newsletter — October 2021
Good evening and a happy beginning to November!
One of the byproducts of our beautifully older neighborhoods is that houses may not have central AC as much as other residential areas. This is at least the case in my house, so I always anxiously anticipate the weather turning colder as it means I can take out the AC units from my windows and enjoy greater sunlight. This was just one of the positives October brought, here are a few more!
- W&M Prentis Award: Congratulations are in order for our City Manager! Andrew Trivette was selected to receive one of William & Mary’s most prestigious awards for those who benefit our City. In Williamsburg over the past year and a half especially, Drew has worked tirelessly to keep the City and our municipal staff afloat amid uncertain times. I’m so happy W&M recognized his contributions by saying “Andrew is an invaluable partner and champion for William & Mary, and an extraordinary servant leader for the City of Williamsburg.” (President Katherine Rowe)
- Graduation: Our community also got to enjoy a lively Homecoming/Graduation weekend at the month’s beginning. After a long sixteen-month hiatus, I was glad to finally cross the graduation stage! Pictured above are two people who have encouraged me endlessly throughout the years and who I share this celebration with, Mom and Dad.
- ARPA Survey: READ THIS if anything! Williamsburg will receive $18.9 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) over the next two years. That link will take you to a survey so we may hear YOUR voice on how best to allocate this funding.
- Culturefix’s 2022 Programming: At our Council Work Session on October 11th, we heard Steve Rose, Executive Director of Culturefix, discuss his organization’s upcoming, vibrant events in 2022. Checkout the link for the Work Session agenda and Steve’s presentation!
I hope you have a lovely November.
*This newsletter is mine alone and does not represent the full input of Council